Stephanie Elam Profile
Stephanie Elam is an American Correspondent and News Anchor/Reporter working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. She re-joined the network in March 2013.
Stephanie Elam Education
Mentioning her education, Elam graduated from Saratoga High School and then attended Howard University in Washington D.C. He graduated from the university in the year 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.
Stephanie Elam KNBC
Before she joined CNN in the second stint, she worked for KNBC in Los Angeles as a general assignment reporter and weekend evening anchor. There, her reports centered around emergency awareness by empowering the people of Southern California with information about money affairs, as well as about the incoming earthquake. She served as an anchor of the station’s breaking stories such as the Seal Beach murders, and Whitney Houston’s death in a Beverly Hills hotel room.
Stephanie Elam Career
Elam serves at CNN as a correspondent based in the network’s Los Angeles bureau. This is her second stint at CNN. She spent 5 years and 5 months (December 2005 – April 2011) in her first stint. Over the years with CNN in the second stint, she has reported on numerous stories. Elam was responsible for helming the network’s coverage of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii as it erupted and devoured much of the Leilani Estates subdivision on the Big Island. She arrived a few hours after the eruption started and she was documenting the relentless flow of lava as it destroyed everything in its path.
She has also reported on multiple natural disasters for CNN including; an EF5 tornado in Moore, Oklahoma that led to the deaths of 9 children and 15 adults; a number of wildfires in the West e.g. Thomas Fire; and Hurricanes Matthew, Irma, and Harvey in the Southeast; just to name a few. Elam has also covered the droughts in California and the threat of the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake in the Pacific Northwest. She went to Minneapolis when the polar vortex dipped into the North, where she brought wind chills that felt like -44°. Elan was in St. Joseph, Missouri in the year 2017 where she covered the solar eclipse that turned out to be a crowd-pleasing event despite the weather.
Elam has reported the Prince’s death (legendary musician from Minnesota), and the shooting of Michael Brown (unarmed teenager) in Ferguson, Missouri. She was among the 1st reporters to provide live-on-scene coverage of the aftermath of the shooting at Los International Airport that stranded many travelers and led to the death of Gerardo Hernandez (TSA agent). She has covered the killing of nineteen firefighters in a wildfire in Prescott, Arizona.
Quick Facts About Stephanie Elam
|Age||48 years old as of 2022|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Elam frequently interviews directors, producers, and actors from the year’s top contenders in TV, music, and film on the red carpet in Hollywood. Elam was at the Academy Awards in the year 2017 when the infamous envelope snafu led to “La La Land” initially being named best picture instead of the true winner, “Moonlight.”
Before Elam joined KNBC in Los Angeles, she worked for CNN for the first stint, where she worked as a business news correspondent based in New York. She also provided extensive reports for CNNI as well as HLN. Elam reported on countless stories for CNN from 2003 to 2011, such as Michael Jackson’s death and the bursting housing bubble that led to the worst financial downturn in decades.
Stephanie Elam Bridge News
Elam started her career in journalism at Dow Jones Newswires in New York where she worked as a copy editor. After that, she went to work for Bridge News where she assisted in coordinating seamless 1-day news coverage among the organization’s newsrooms worldwide. While at Bridge News she reported on corporate earnings for WebFN and PBS’s “Nightly Business Report.” On WebFN, she served as an anchor of a 60-minute program, “Market on the Close,” that tracked the stock market in the last hour of trading. She also served as a co-host of a nationally syndicated show, “Black Enterprise Report,” which concentrated on financial education, career, and business. Additionally, she helmed a weekly syndicated business program, “First Business.”
Stephanie Elam Age / How old is Stephanie Elam?
Elam is 48 years old as of 2022. She was born on January 23, 1974, in California, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 23rd of January every year.
Stephanie Elam Height
How tall is Stephanie Elam? Elam stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m).
Stephanie Elam Family
Elam has European ancestry. She grew up in Saratoga, California, and San Francisco Bay Area with her loving parents, whose names are unknown at the moment. Her father died in June 2018 and he was from Guinea-Bissau. Elam has 5 siblings, whose identities are unknown at the moment.
Stephanie Elam’s Husband, Wedding
Elam is married to her lovely spouse, Jeff Rush, an investment banker. They tied the knot on August 2, 2008, in the United States. They first met in January 2007 and began dating in the same year. The couple takes great pride in being mom and dad to their one daughter, whose names are currently under review. The family happily resides in Los Angeles.
Stephanie Elam Salary
Being one of the top journalists for CNN, she earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Stephanie Elam’s Net Worth
Elam has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a Correspondent and News Anchor/Reporter.